The remodelling of this building, at no.15 Rue Vivienne, in Paris, brings it closer to the original plans of architect Lemaresquier, which were never fully realized. The numerous lightwells and narrow courtyards that punctuated the building have been rationalized, and a new larger symmetrical courtyard, Cour Vivienne, has been created, much as Lemaresquier intended it. This symmetry restores the visual scale and proportion of the facades that surround this space, while allowing all levels of the building to be lit naturally. Metal balustrades designed by the artist Véronique Sabatier are added as a final touch to the windows on Cour Vivienne, giving personality and visual homogeneity to the facades.
A roof terrace with timber decking has been created, and at ground floor level, glazing integrated into the planted areas allows light to penetrate the basement, which has been reorganised into large meeting rooms and associated service rooms.
This property, formerly the address of the head offices of Havas, is located in the very heart of the financial district, in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris.
The commercial property comprises more than 14000m² of office space, organised on a narrow site of approximately 100m in length by 20m in width, between Rue Richelieu and Rue Vivienne, with a number of narrow lightwells, and interior courtyards, that have been reorganised and simplified in the new design.
– Project owner: SARL Cerep Vivienne / The Carlyle Group
– Project owner assistance: Transimmeubles
– Contractor: Bouygues bâtiment Ile-de-France
– Execution manager / worksite coordination: Cegetec
– Architect: Arte Charpentier Architectes
– Interior architect: Arte Charpentier Architectes
– Artist: Véronique Sabatier
Technical design office
– Engineering and economist: Cegetec
– Inspection: Socotec
– Health and safety coordination: Socotec
– Project address: 62 rue de Richelieu, 15-17 rue Vivienne
– Post code: 75 002
– City: Paris
– Delivery: 2007
– Project programme: renovation of a real estate property
– Surface area: 14,000m²
– Crédits photos : Didier Boy de la Tour, C. Boutet